Miss Sweet, the local beauty queen, was seated in the front row of the church balcony and suddenly felt dizzy during the service.
Just as the minister began the blessing, she stood up, lost her balance and pitched over the railing. When her dress caught on the rail, she found herself hanging over the praying congregation.
Before the parishioners could look up, the minister intoned, “If you turn to stare at this damsel in distress, God will strike you blind.”
One worshiper nudged his friend and whispered,“ I believe I’ll risk one eye.”